3 Easy Busy Bag Ideas for Toddlers
Little boys are so much fun! I am constantly amazed at what they come up with. Their silly jokes, their curiosity, and their declarations of affection completely wow me. Every day is an adventure. My two youngest are still at the stage where even going on an errand is an outing worth getting excited about, at least for the first few minutes in the car. Ive learned if I have too many stops, their enthusiasm wanes. Thats why I try to never leave the house without snacks and busy bags.
My busy bags are not elaborate, but they are effective. I use Ziploc® bags so we can readily see the contents, but I switch things up so they dont get bored with them. I generally tuck two or three busy bags in the boys backpacks and only offer them one at a time when I start seeing signs of discontent. I include small items they can pretend with or small manipulatives like rubber bugs, pipe cleaners and beads, cars, action figures or stickers and paper. By using the Ziploc® combo pack with both sandwich and snack size bags, I’m able to keep everything organized. The busy bags and easy on-the-go snacks like Yoplait® Yogurt, Nature Valley Granola Bars® or baggies with cereal or crackers help my guys keep their good buddy attitudes most days.
One of our frequent stops on errand days is Walmartthey have everything! Even my littles like to shop with me at Walmart. On our last trip, I picked up several of our favorite products and realized they are part of the General Mills® Box Tops for Education, one of Americas largest school earnings loyalty programs. Turned in Box Tops labels are worth ten cents so if every family collected the available Box Tops, it could make a significant difference for local schools.
Right now theres a bonus too, only at Walmart. For every one Box Top of specially marked packaging submitted via a Walmart General Mills® purchase, youll receive four bonus Box Tops for your school. That means those five Box Top labels are worth 50 cents for the school of your choice. Your school will love you! Look for specially marked packages at Walmart — buy one Box Top product and get an additional 5 bonus Box Tops!
So the next time youre heading out the door with your littles, remember my busy bag tips. And, remember to start collecting those Box Top labels. Its an easy way to make a big difference.
This post has been sponsored by General Mills®
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.
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